The Proclamation turned 20 this month. And, once again, some will wonder if it will become scripture in next month’s General Conference. After 20 years, there are many that seem to treat it as scripture, and the Church seems to welcome us doing so. Yet after all this time, it still is not scripture, and thus not doctrine. More »

If the first shall be last and the last shall be first, then it only makes sense to end this series on the Women in the Book of Mormon with Mary, the mother of Christ. I have talked about Mary before and how she represents our Heavenly Mother. This time, I would like to talk more about what her references in the Book of Mormon tell and teach us, and help us understand the truths of the Bible. More »

Of the six women mentioned by name in the Book of Mormon, Isabel is the only one that appears to be an unrepentant sinner. She is a Zoramite harlot. These are not the Zoramites, decendance of Zoram from 1 Nephi (4: 35-38), but are the Zoramites that followed Zoram, a diciple of Korihor – an anti-Christ (Alma 30: 58-59)More »

We are now moving past the halfway point in this series on the Women of the Book of Mormon. This time we will cover Sarai or as she is better known, Sarah. Sarah is the wife of Abraham. She actually is only mentioned in the Book of Mormon once, in the second book of Nephi. However, she is only there because Nephi’s younger brother, Jacob, is quoting Isaiah.  More »

The third woman in the Women of the Book of Mormon series is Abish, one of my favorite people in the Book of Mormon. Abish is the faithful woman that lived alone, spiritually, with non-believers. I personally identified a lot with her growing up, as I grew up in a rural community in Ohio where the only other Mormons in my school were my siblings.  More »